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Long Beach, Mississippi
Editor: ]^aisy J|V^illianis
Asst. Editor J^H^ie !^ker
THAT FIRST DAY . . .
. . . you said goodbye to your parents and held
your head high and tried to smile as you brushed
away the tears . . . and when you said the first shy
hello to your new roommate you saw that she too
had been crying and you both laughed . . . then
you went together to the unfamiliar room that was
to be your home for nine months. Soon the un-
familiar would disappear and girls you had never
known would become your friends and you would
never forget some of them. . . .
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BEFORE MANY DAYS HAD PASSED . . .
. . . what first had been only a group of students
became a student body, united in spirit and pur-
pose . . . and you marvelled at the wonder of it all
and felt proud to be a part of this student body,
this Gulf Park College — your school now. And as
you began to learn from your teachers, you learned
about them too. They were great because they did
more than teach. They cared for you and became
friends who shared vour hopes and dreams.
AND YOU REMEMBER . . .
. . . playing on the beach . . . the demerits you
received for your messy room . . . waiting for him
to call . . . checking your mailbox three times a
day, even on Sunday . . . that "surprise" birthday
party in the dorm . . . your first date at Gulf Park
. . . ordering out from Mr. Jack's . . . wishing you
had a car . . . wishing you didn't have a telephone
after seeing the bill at the end of the month . . .
HOW COULD YOU FORGET . . .
. . . Rat Day meant authority for sophomores and
humiliation for freshmen pledges. You discovered
interesting and different activities around you. You
joined new clubs and gave a little more of yourself
each day. You learned to appreciate your friends'
talents as well as your own. You belonged.
THOSE WERE THE DAYS . . .
. . . the glorious weekends that were all yours to
do what you wished. You buried your books in the
closet, slept 'til noon, rode the 25 cent bus to the
Mall, walked to Long Beach with a friend, and
played football on Sunday afternoon. H you didn't
have a date, you watched the late show, the late,
late show, then hung out the window to spy on
NOW THAT IT'S OVER . . .
. . . you realize even more that you were a part of
Gulf Park and without you it would have been dif-
ferent. Although "your bags are packed and you're
ready to go," a part of you will linger here forever.
"Though nothing can bring back the hour of
splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind."
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THE FRIENDSHIP OAK
Other trees may lift their heads
To kiss the heaven's blue.
May reach with straining arms to
The clouds a-sailing through,
May shelter give to eaglets young.
Whose home's an aerie high.
And toss their bough in ecstacy
When storms go driving by.
But give to me the spreading oak
That shelters close the ground.
That makes a spot of welcome
Where rest and peace are found.
That covers safe the living things
That dare not reach the heights.
And whispers summer lullabies
On quiet moonlit nights.
Whose spreading arch curves
Like a vast cathedral dome,
And mosses hang for drapery
About the song bird's home.
Whose gnarled arms holds in their
A maiden's high retreat.
And girlish song and laughter
The whispering leaves repeat.
Give me the oaks that stand today
Where old campfires are dead,
That heard the love tales of the
To Indian maidens said.
That keep the councils of the
When chiefs were brave and
That speak to you in every breeze.
But age-long secrets hold.
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"This has been an exciting and interesting year
at Gulf Park. In restrospect. it has been#''a year of
change and challenge for students and faculty alike.
In many areas more was accomplished than had
been anticipated ; in other areas less than was hoped
for. This is the nature of education; this is the
reality of adult life."
"Happiness for an educator, a parent or a con-
cerned fellow citizen of the world can be merely a
realization that the succeeding generation has un-
selfishly assumed a posture of accountability of re-
lating rights to obligations. A significant number
of Gulf Park students and faculty stand tall in this
Dean of Women
"The transition from adolescent to mature young
adult is no more in evidence than in the young
person's acceptance of personal responsibility for
improvement of his own environment. Acceptance
of responsibility implies acceptance of human prob-
lems and willingness to work toward huoian resolu-
tions of those problems. Such development is evi-
dent at Gulf Park College."
Assistant Dean of Women
"Working with you is always a rewarding ex-
perience for me. You are delightful and just like a
package from home — 'full of surprises.' May you
always remember Gulf Park and may I take this
opportunity to wish each and every one of you the
best of luck and the happiest future possible."
" 'In my garden of memories' are the closing
words of a song which was popular a long time
ago. Each of us has a garden of memories. What
grows in that garden depends upon what we have
planted. Bramble seed produce brambles; flower
seed produce flowers. My hope is that the corner of
your garden which contains your Gulf Park memo-
ries will be the prettiest nook of all."
"We approach the end of another school year
with mixed emotions. To our sophomores who will
be leaving us, it is our fondest hope that your years
at Gulf Park and the associations and friendships
you have made will remain with you. To our
freshmen, we look forward to your return as part
of the Fiftieth Anniversary Class and all that it
can bring to you and to Gulf Park."
"It is a privilege for me to be connected with
an educational institution such as Gulf Park. For
the past year I have observed you, the young
women of Gulf Park, and wish to congratulate each
of you for the fine record that you have made for
Board of Trustees
Mr. John McDonald. Mr. Harold Barber, Mr.
Donald Sutter, F. McRae Turner, Chairman of the
Board; Mr. George Thatcher, Mr. George Hopkins,
Jr., Mr. James Eaton. Missing board members are
Mr. Cooper Darby, Mr. Thomas S. Clower, and Mr.
William B. Crooks.
The Board of Trustees of Gulf Park College is
composed of business and professional men who
are dedicated to the progress and welfare of the
College and its students and who serve without
compensation. The Board is charged with the re-
sponsibility for establishment of the broad policies
under which Gulf Park operates.
Sarah Pinckney Ambler French
A.B., College of Charleston; M.A., University of
South Carolina; Additional, Indiana University,
University of Paris, National University of Mexico,
University of Grenoble.
Rachael Tayar Anderson
B.A., M.S., Trinity University.
Secretarial Studies, Retail
B.S., Alabama College; M.S., University of Tennes-
see; Additional, University of Georgia.
Jerry Barrett Cater Home Economics
B.S., M.S., University of Southern Miss.
Don Christmas History
B.M., M.M., Louisiana State University; Addi-
tional, University of Houston, Peabody Conserva-
tory of Music.
Mary Colbert English
B.A., Millsaps College; M.A., Vanderbilt Univer-
sity; Additional, University of Southern Miss.,
Miss. College, University of Missouri.
Earle de Vries Art
Professional Study, Art Students League of New
York, Student of Frank V. Dumond; Academic de
la Grands Chaumiere, Paris; Institute Allende, San
John T. Hazard Education, Psychology
Ph.B., Georgetown University; M.E., University of
Southern Miss.; Additional, University of Texas.
Anna Mae Helton English
B.A., Berea College; B.Mus., University of Roch-
ester; M.A., Northwestern University.
Charles F. Lembright Speech and Theater
B.S. in Ed., Otterbein College; M.A., West Virginia
A.B., M.A., University of
B.A. in L.S.,
Berta Hudson Patton Home Economics
B.S., M.A., University of Southern Miss.; Addi-
tional, Miss. State University, University of South-
B.S., University of
Miss.; M.E., University of
Vincentine Piazza Piano
B.M., University of Southern Miss.; M.F.A., Tu-
Almus Ballow Polsgrove English
A.B., Union University; M.E.D.. Miss. State
University; M.A., Miss. State Un'versity.
Troy H. Price Social Studies
B.A., Texas College of Art and Industries; M.A.,
University of Texas; Additional, George Washing-
Ethel Beatty Smith Secretarial Science
B.Ed, in C, Rider College; Additional, Montclair
State College, Columbia University, Rutgers Uni-
Harriet Gibbons Smith Natural Science
B.S. in Ed., University of Alabama; M.S., Tulane
Harry E. Spell, Jr. Voice
B.M., University of Southern Miss.; M.M., Univer-
sity of Southern Miss.
Delia Stewart Dance
B.A., University of Southern Miss.; Studied with
Madame Anderson Inventzour, George Chaffee,
Charles Hughes, Peter Gennere, Paul Draper; Addi-
tional, Ballet Arts, Ballet Theatre School, The In-
ternational Dance Schools.
Bruce Tillman Spanish
A.B., University of Alabama; Graduate Institute
for Foreign Trade; Graduate Study, Tulane Uni-
versity; M.A., University of Southern Miss.
Marie Van Gelder Assistant Librarian
A.B,, George Washington University.
Jane Bruce Wilder Horsemanship
A. A., Stephens College: B.S., University of South-
Laura S. Wilkinson Art
B.S. in Ed., University of Oklahoma; B.F.A. in
Painting, Oklahoma City University; M.A., Teach-
ers' College of Columbia University; Diplomas,
New York and Paris Schools of Applied Arts.
William Ray Worthington Religion and Philosophy
B.A., Miss. State University; S.T.B., Episcopal
Theological School; M.S.T., University of the
E. Davis McCutcheon Retail Merchandising
B.A., B.B.A., Tulane University.
Winfred Moncrief Journalism and Photography
B.S., University of Southern Miss.
David J. Pierce Mathematics
BMEA, North Carolina State University; M.S.,
University of Illinois; Ph.D., Florida State Uni-
Mrs. Etha Guthrie
Hardy Hall Residence Counselor
Mrs. Elizabeth Holtane |.
Lloyd Hall Residence Counselor &|^
Hardy Hall Residence Counselor; Postmistress
Mrs. Wilma Mullins
Elizabeth Hall Residence Counselor
Mrs. Hazel Sheffield
Secretary to the Dean of Students
Secretary to the Dean of the College
Supervisor, Food Services
Secretary, Business Office
Secretary, Business Office
Miss Helton discusses the Mississippi Writer's Confer-
ence with Dr. Benjamin Bradford and David Berry.
Dr. Pierce is honored with a coffee for receiving
Mr. Charles Lembright wonders what his girls are
up to now !
Miss Wilkinson proudly shows her Christmas card design of
the Friendship Oak to Mr. Jones.
Mrs. Van Gelder checks the files for a student.
"It won't hurt, Daisy," says Mrs. Sheffield.
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Sophomore Class Officers
Front Row: Teri Silverman, vice president; Georg-
ana Johnston, president, and Hetty Nuckols, secre-
tary. Top Row: Joyce Ann Willis, sergeant-at-arms ;
Debbie Dykes, sergeant-at-arms; Candy Smith,
song leader, and Charlotte Gamble, treasurer.
To Love is to lie down with the angels."
JAMIE CLAIRE ALPHIN
"Love is the reward of love."
"We do not really see ourselves. All mirrors are in
fact quite useless except the living, human mirrors
who reflect us. They do not lie.
BARBARA KAY BAKER
Aquettes; Jet Maskers; Student Recruiters; Samo-
var; Chairman, Student Activities; Tammy Hoivl
Staff; Assistant Editor, Sea Gull; News Editor,
Tides; Vice President, Sigma Psi Iota; Welcoming
"// / should meet thee after long years, how should
1 greet thee? With silence and tears."
CYNTHIA MARY BAKER
Dance League; Jet Maskers; Reporter, Pacesetters;
Vice President, Samovar; Art Editor, Sea Gull;
Reporter, The Tides; Art Editor, The Book; Secre-
tary, Sigma Psi Iota.
"To love is to choose."
PAMELA GAY BARKER
'/ can do all things through Christ who strength-
"It doesn't matter who you love or how you love
but that you love."
ELLEN LOUISE BERRILL
Sports Chairman, Kappa Chi; President, Lloyd
Hall; Student Government; Judiciary Board.
"The journey of a thousand miles starts with a
"A smile is the key to friendship.
MARY SUE BLAIR
Jet Maskers; Art Club.
'Patience is the key to joy."
Treasurer, Delta Alpha Sigma.
'The only way to have a friend is to be one."
JACQUELINE RUE BROOKS
Aquettes; Bit and Spur Club; Pacesetters; Treas-
urer, Theta Alpha.
"One can do without people, but one has need of
MARY AI\]N BROWN
Delta Alpha Sigma.
"/ find as I grow older I love those most whom I
Caveat Emptor; Pacesetters; Secretarial Science
"Love starts when another person s needs become
more important than your own."
ANN HUNTER BURTON
Aquettes; Panhellenic; President, Delta Alpha
"It is a luxury to be understood."
Treasurer, Aquettes; Pacesetters; Theta Alpha.
"He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over
which he himself must pass."
CYNTHIA JANE CARSSOW
Sea Gull; Theta Alpha.
'Think well of everyone, and give all the benefit
of the doubt."
VICTORIA LEE CARTER
Editor, Tides; Sigma Psi; Secretary, Phi Theta
Kappa; Feature Editor, Tammy Howl; Sea Gull;
"Love is only a word until it is expressed."
Bit and Spur Club; Student Recruiters; Phi Theta
Kappa: President, Delta Chi Sigma.
I've noticed that people are generally about as
happy as they have made up their minds to be."
SALLY BOOMER CASTLEMAN
Rush Captain. Delta Chi Sigma.
"// you dont expect the unexpected, you will never
ELIZABETH PARTEE DENTON
"When fairy tales are no longer taught to be fairy
tales, then you II know I was real."
Treasurer, Caveat Emptor; Secretary, Theta Alpha.
"Alone we find solitude, together we find love."
Historian, Pacesetters; Phi Theta Kappa; Presi-
dent, Samovar Club; Vice President, Delta Alpha
Sigma; Sergeant-at-Arms, Sophomore Class.
"The perception of beauty is a moral test."
Aquettes; Coast Club; Phi Theta Kappa; Samovar.
"To love is to live, and life is everlasting."
Pacesetters; Secretarial Science Club; Student Re-
"The more we love, the better ive are; and the
greater our friendships are, the dearer we are to
Delta Chi Sigma.
"Happiness is what you make it."
'Eat, drink, and be merry; for tomorrow ye may
MARY VAUGHAN FULWIKE
"Just a little baby."
Aquettes; Sigma Psi Iota.
'The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love
and be loved in return."
'The dreams of the future come alive throi gh
'Happiness is above all things the calm, glad,
certainty of innocence."
CLAUDIA HILEY HALL
Sigma Psi Iota.
"// you love me, you shall remember. If you do
not, it is better that we both forget."
MARY JANE HARPER
Reporter. Jet Maskers; Madrigal Singers; Samo-
var; Editor. Tammy Hoivl; News EMitor, Tides;
Historian, Kappa Chi.
"Burdens become light when cheerfully borne."
Pacesetters; Rush Captain. Kappa Chi.
"A friend may well be reckoned as the masterpiece
"Sunshine and rain at once; her smiles and tears."
ELZAH ANNA HAZLE
Treasurer. Jet Maskers.
"She lives for her lights."
RHONDA ANNE HERRING
Coast Club; Treasurer, Samovar; Art Editor,
Tammy Howl; Art Editor, The Book.
'Every artist dips his brush and paints his soul.'
"Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a
friendship, and it is far the best ending for one."
Secretary, Kappa Chi.
better to have loved and lost than never to
have loved at all."
ANITA FA YE HOOD
"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy."
CATHY JEAIV HUGHES
President, Caveat Emptor.
To love someone is to be the only one to see a
miracle invisible to others."
"The riches of the heart can never be stolen."
GEORGAINA LEE JOHNSTON
President. Sophomore Class: Sports Chairman.
"Words are the voice of the heart."
"There is so much in life to love, live, and to be
happy for. Are you so busy?"
BETTY BLAKE KELLY
"It doesn't matter who you love or how you love
but that you love."
MARIA ELENA KERLEY
"Love is eternal, life is immortal, death is a
horizon, and a horizon is the limit of our sight."
Phi Theta Kappa; Secretary, Delta Alpha Sigma;
Dorm Representative, Hardy Hall.
"It is right to be contented with what you have,
but never with what you are."
ELIZABETH JANE LANG
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine."
TERESA RUSH LANGDON
Sigma Psi Iota.
'Life is the perfect thing to pass the time away."
SUSAN SHAW LANHAM
"Eat, drink, and be merry; for tomorrow ye may
Gulf Park Singers; Madrigal Singers; Jet Maskers;
Pacesetters; Scrapbook Chairman, Gamma Psi.
"Life is what you make it."
"The great difficulty in education is to get
experience out of ideas."
NANCY JANE McFARLAND
Jet Maskers; Secretary-Treasurer, Gamma Psi.
"The grand essentials to happiness are something
to do, something to love, and something to hope
NANCY RUTH McGONAGILL
Sports Chairman, Theta Alpha.
'Friendship is the shadow of evening, it grows
until the sun of life sets."
President, Student Government; Theta Alpha.
'Nothing is more highly to be prized than the
value of each day."
ROBIN LYNN MATTINGLY
'On the threshhold of a dream.
GLYNDA GALE METCALFE
Rush Captain, Kappa Chi; Samovar.
"The joys of a little girl; the creative expression
of a woman."
SHARON LEE MIDDLETON
Delta Chi Sigma.
'The crown of a good disposition is humility."
TEVA MARIE MILLER
Phi Theta Kappa.
'You only go around once in this life, so grab
for all you can."
JANET LYNNE MORGAN
Secretary, Aquettes; Vice President, Jet Maskers;
Songleader, Deha Chi Sigma.
"A day is wasted without laughter."
OLIVIA HAYWOOD MURPHY
Vice President, Delta Chi Sigma.
"He who prizes little things is worthy of great
Secretary, Sophomore Class; Rush Captain, Delta
"Even the smallest of creatures carries a sun in its
KATIE CARMAN PALMER
Alumnae Editor, Tammy Howl; Pacesetters; Stu-
"One, two, whatever you do; start it well and
carry it through."
MARY LOU PEGLER
Pacesetters; Photographer, Tides; President, Eliza-
beth Hall; Judiciary Board; Student Government;
Assistant Rush Captain, Delta Chi Sigma.
JANE WICKER PENNTNGTON
Pacesetters; Vice President, Theta Alpha.
'Friendship doubles our joys, divides our griefs.
MARY BABE PERKINS
Vice President, Kappa Chi.
'May you live all the days of your life."
CAROLINE AUGUSTA POSEY
Dorm Representative, Lloyd Hall; Welcoming Com-
mittee; Caveat Emptor; Sigma Psi Iota.
Love means not ever having to say you re sorry."
DIANE GUARNO PRANKE
President, Pacesetters; Chaplain, Delta Chi Sigma.
"Not failure but low aim is crime."
JEANNIE BOWEN PRICE
President, Kappa Chi.
7 wont worry about it today — Vll worry about it
GAYLE AMELIA PURCELL
Rush Captain, Theta Alpha.
"Only for the happy man does the tree of life
Caveat Emptor; Coast Club.
"A friend is someone who knows everything about
you and likes you anyway."
CELIA ANN RILEY
Orientation Chairman; Sigma Psi Iota; Student
President, Jet Maskers; Reporter, Bit and Spur
Club; Pacesetters; Kappa Chi; Tides.
"To ride a winged horse across the sky; that all
may see life as beautiful as /."
'Life is useless without true friends."
MERRY LYNN ROUSSE
President, Bit and Spur Club.
"Stand still and look until you really see."
MARY ELLEN SCHAFFNER
President, Gamma Psi.
"What we are is God's gift to us. What we become
is our gift to God."
BONNIE JEANNE SELLERS
Aquettes; Pacesetters; Sigma Psi Iota.
"Laughter is the best medicine."
BETTY JAN SELUER
President, Coast Club ; Vice President, Caveat Emp-
tor; Advertising Manager, Tides; Theta Alpha;
"Personality is ever changing according to your
MARY EUNICE SHEPARD
President, Sigma Psi Iota; President, Panhellenic
Council ; Coast Club ; Bit and Spur Club ; Phi Theta
"JSo bird soars too high if he soars with his own
VICTORIA MARGARET SHOGRY
Vice President, Bit and Spur Club; Pacesetters;
Student Recruiters; Rush Captain, Sigma Psi Iota.
"Be cheerful! Of all things you wear expression is
the most important."
TERI LEE SILVERMAN
Business Manager, Sea Gull; Treasurer, Delta Chi
Sigma; Student Recruiters.
"Thoughts can make you great and break you."
LINDA KATHRYN SISSON
Aquettes; Caveat Emptor; Sigma Psi Iota.
'^People who need people are the luckiest people
in the tvorld."
CANDICE LYNN SMITH
"// you look at a bright light and then close your
eyes, you will see a succession of colored images."
President, Phi Theta Kappa; Coast Club; Samovar;
Sigma Psi Iota.
"To be rather than to seem."
Assistant Business Manager, Sea Gull; Samovar;
"What I must do, and not what people think is all
that concerns me."
DANNA LEE SWANSON
'Happiness is making someone else happy.
CINDY ANN TERRY
Pacesetters; Theta Alpha.
"What you would seem to be, be really."
DONNA ELIZABETH TROTTER
Dance League; Secretary, Gamma Psi.
'With God in our pockets and love in our hearts,
stand still and look until you really see."
MARY KAREN WARD
Pacesetters; Gamma Psi.
'When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
CATHERINE STALLWORTH WARE
Sigma Psi Iota.
'Friendship is a good thing which leads to real
MARY ANN WELKE
Aquettes; Vice President, Gamma Psi; Sea Gull
Staff; Pacesetters; Jet Maskers.
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life."
WANDA SUE WHEELER
Vice President, Student Government; Welcoming
Committee; Chairman, Judiciary Board; Paceset-
ters; Sigma Psi Iota.
"You have but to reach out, and His hand is there."
MARIAN JANE WILBUR
Treasurer, Pacesetters; Secretary, Delta Chi Sigma.
"]oy is not in things, it is in us."
DAISY HEARD WILUAMS
Editor, Sea Gull; News Editor, Tides; Feature
Editor, Tammy Howl; Phi Theta Kappa; Paceset-
ters; Theta Alpha.
"Oh, baby, it's a wild world, it's hard to get by
upon a smile."
JOYCE ANN WILLIS
Vice President, Phi Theta Kappa; Student Recruit-
ers; Treasurer, Sigma Psi Iota; Tides Staff; Stu-
dent Government; Sergeant-at-Arms, Sophomore
"All the flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of 04
DEBBIE ANN WRIGHT
President, Theta Alpha; Caveat Emptor; Panhel-
lenic Council; Corridor Chairman, Elizabeth Hall.
"Love is two souls with but a single thought, two
hearts that beat as one."
Freshman Class Officers
Nancy McKenzie, sergeant-at-arms ; Jennifer Jones,
secretary; Julia Taylor, president; Debbie Sander-
son, vice president, and Pat Friend, treasurer.
NANCY LAND ALLEN
PAUL4 BURKE ANDREWS
LUCY STELLA ARROM
PATTI GRIMM BAILEY
REBECCA ANN BLACKLEDGE
SARA KAY BRANDON
MARJARY ANTV BURNS
FRANCES XAVIER CARRUBBA
MARY FLO CARTER
ROXANA ROSE CEVASCO
CAROL SUZANTNE CHANDLER
ANN MAUREEN CHRISTENSEN
DEBRA KAY COCKE
SANDRA KAY N. COFFMAN
ANN ARMSTRONG DAVIS
JOANNA HILTON DEAN
PAM MARGARET DORSETT ^
MARY CATHERINE FITZGERALD
JANIE LOIS FORE
JENNIE MARIE FORE
JONIE FAY FORE
PATRICIA HELEN FRIDAY
PATRICIA GAY FRIEND
DULCY AIVN GRAY
BARBARA JEAN GRINTER
\ANCY JANE GROVES
TERRY LYNNE HAGLE
WILLIE CATHERINE HATTEN
ROBBIE LYNN HENDERSON
CHERYL LYNN HINES
NORMA CAROL HOLLOWAY
MARILYN JEAN HOYT
JANE SUMMER HUCKABAY
EVELYN LOUISE JANES
NORA JEANNE JOHNSON
REBECCA LYNN JOHNSON
JENNIFER LEE JONES
MARY CASHION KADEL
ANNA BELLE KRITSER
JAMS ILENE LAVNER
CARLA CELESTE LEWIS
ALICE JAN LLOYD
CAROLYN MICHELE LOE
GERALDINE C. McDONALD
NANCY CLEO McKENZIE
ELIZABETH GAYNOR MELTON
MELISSA MAE MILFORD
MARCIA CAROLYN MOORE
YVONNE LYNN MORRLS
MARCLA JAN MORLIZ
JAMIE LYNN OWEN
SUSAN GAYLE PAPANIA
CINDY SUE PERKINS
REBECCA JANE PHELPS
MARY FRANCES PISARICH
SARAH JANE PLUMER
LUCINDA FAYE PRICE
NANCY BOWMAN PRICE
JEAN CARSON PROWELL
NAJNCEE JANE RAYNES
SALLY ANNE RICHARDSON
PATRICIA E. RIVAS
JANET MARIJKA ROOSA
CAROLYN ANN ROSS
SARA LA NELL RUFFIN
JULIE CABRINI RUSHING
SANDRA LEIGH SALZER
ELIZABETH BRADLEY SAMS
DEBRA BOWEN SANDERSON
ELEANOR KATHRYN SCOTT
CONNIE LYNN SIMON
WANDA CHERLY SINCLAIR
KATHRYN ANN SMITH
CYNTHIA LYNN STANLEY
ELIZABETH ELLEN STEVENSON
DARLENE BETH STRADHAN
EUZABETH B. STRATER
MARY PECK STROMBERG
PENNY DIANE STROUD
BARBARA LYNN SUTHERLAND
JOYCE HARRIET TAYLOR
JULIA ELIZABETH TAYLOR
MARTHA EVELYN TAYLOR
JULIA CATHERINE TRAYLOR
LINDA CHRISTINE THOMAS
DEBRA ANNE THOMPSON
CANDICE ANN TULL
SUSAN CAMILLE VON BLON
KATHIE ANN WILKENSON
KATHERINE HUDSON WILLIAMS
MARY MARGARET WILLIAMS
NANCY MELINDA WILLIAMS
JULIE SCOTT WILSON
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Close fit, but not quite. Besides, the postman can't
even play tennis !
"Get a load of this!" says Gaynor Melton during
Anna Belle Kritser and Peck Stromberg learn how to
be young ladies in social usage class.
YOU GOT IN THE SWING OF THINGS . . .
... a little more each day. Names and faces merged
to become friends as you got to know those around
you. You learned what rooms your classes were in,
what states your friends were from, and where to
mail your letters to home. Every day you learned
"Come on, Tex — I dare ya'," warns Cathy Branden-
Mary Margaret glances up from her sewing project to
say, "I can't thread the needle."
"Slow down, Daisy — ya move too fast!" shouts Barbie
Maria Mueller munches her lunch at Ship Island.
"Paula, did you have a rough day on the boat to
"Always in demand!" is the comment on our own
models for Seventeen.
'Hang loose, just one more braid."
'If only the sand tasted better . . ."
THE BEACH WAS THE PLACE TO GO . . .
. . . during the first sunny weeks of school. Students
enjoyed a day at Ship Island in early September
and returned to campus tired and sunburned, but
happy. Wednesday night beach suppers became a
Gulf Park tradition long to be remembered.
"We're at it again ; always eating of course."
Kathy Smith, leaving on a jet plane, beams at the
thought of a white Christmas in Wisconsin.
Gee, Mr. Jones, you look just like the Santa at Sears!
President Johnson congratulates Mr. Harold Barber for
his many years of outstanding service as chairman of
Gulf Park's Board of Trustees.
"All I want for Christmas are some roller skates,
three dolls, a doll house, a horse, and . . ."
And we mistily bid farewell with "Silent Night."
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS . . .
. . . was kindled by the warmth and love shared by
all of Gulf Park students and faculty. Though not
a flake of snow fell on the campus. Christmas was
still in the air. Parties were sponsored by each
dormitory. Student Government Association. Pace-
setters, and Santa Claus was the highlight of the
children's Christmas party planned bv the six so-
rorities. The annual Christmas banquet marked the
end of the celebrations, and happy students traveled
home for the two-week vacation.
What a night! Mardi Gas was really something else!
This is really the only way we can be alone!
"Throw me something, Mister!'
Memories of Mardi Gras.
AND THEN THERE WAS MARDI GRAS . . .
People journeyed from all over the county to join
in the festivities of Mardi Gras in New Orleans,
and Gulf Park was no exception. The excused days
of classes added to the excitement, and hardly any-
one missed out on the gay holiday. We saw things
we had never even dreamed of seeing, and we loved
every minute of it!
You never know who you'll find at Mardi Gras.
Romantic antics on the Gulf Park pier.
Your Pensacola date couldn't have been that bad,
YOU REALIZED . . .
. . . that your classmates were more than just girls
who happened to be taking the same courses as
you. They acted crazy, and at times, quiet, just
like you. By observing them, you discovered more
"Where's the water?!!"
"Don't you wish we had good-lookin' dates like that,
Nancy?" sighs Janet Morgan.
That's OK, Julie, we know you went off your diet
A DAY AT THE MALL . . .
Gulf Park moved its students and activities to Edge-
water Mall one Saturday to show the public what
our college is all about. Every phase of Gulf Park
was represented, from horseback riding to mer-
chandising, from psychology to trampoline, from
music to student government. A complete success,
the day was a fun-filled yet educational experience
So many things to do and see.
Two of Gulf Park's latest additions to the fashion world. "Ah-ha! I got you!'
Glamorous Caveat Emptor models show clothes from various fashion shops in the
Nancee Rzynes and Penny Stroud dance to the music for the Jet
Maskers' display. Hold that pose !
LIFE AT GULF PARK IS SOMETHING
SPECIAL . . .
... a certain feeling which cannot be expressed by
printed words. Whether you spent your time cram-
ming for finals, reading Bride magazine, rapping
until the wee hours of the morning, or just being
silly, it was great, even though at the time you may
not have realized it.
Keep your nose to the books, Jean.
"Everyone always tells me to go fly a kite!"
'Hurry up. Telling, I'm starving!"
"Just hand me a broom and I'll clean your room!!!" an-
nounces Bonnie Sellers.
Come on, Jane, cough it up! !
Well, hello there, Dolly!
Don't be sad, Kathy, we won't forget you!
The Panhellenic Council of Gulf Park, composed
of the six sorority presidents and sponsored by
Dean Cullen, planned a variety of events through-
out the year. A formal reception set the stage for
rush week and pledges were accepted into the so-
rorities in October.
Thanksgiving food baskets were provided for
needy families, and before Christmas all six sorori-
ties participated in a Christmas party for under-
privileged children in the area. A Christmas dance
and breakfast was held for Gulf Park students and
their dates during the Yuletide season also.
Inter-sorority athletic competition included vol-
leyball, bowling and tennis. Sororities also vied
for top honors in scrapbooks and also in the annual
Sing-Song contest held in the auditorium. The year
ended with a Panhellenic banquet during which
awards were presented.
Mary Shepard, Sigma Psi Iota; Debbie Wright,
Theta Alpha; Jeannie Price, Kappa Chi; Ann
Hunter Burton, Delta Alpha Sigma; Dean Cullen,
sponsor; Betsy Casselman, Delta Chi Sigma, and
Maryellen Schaffner, Gamma Psi Iota.
Sorority actives and pledges mingle after the first Panhellenic banquet.
Fashionable sorority members show off their finery during the style show sponsored by the Panhellenic Council.
Delta Alpha Sigma
Ann Hunter Burton, president
Front Roiv: Mary Ann Brown, Jamie Alphin, Deb-
bie Dykes, Ann Hunter Burton, president. Holly
King and Cathy Brandenburg. Middle Row: Rocky
Cevasco, Pat Friend, Carolyn Ross, Sara Brandon,
Janie Fore, Joni Fore and Nancy Price. Janet
Roosa, Marjorie Burns, Becky Moore, Mary Cash-
ion, Debra Thompson, Maria Mueller, Paige
Purcell and Cindy Perkins.
Pledge parties for freshmen and Rat Day marked
the beginning of 1970-71 for Delta Alpha Sigma.
During their pledgeship, freshmen pledges took the
actives out to eat at the Pizza Inn. Members pre-
pared Thanksgiving baskets for the needy- and par-
ticipated in the children's Christmas party in
DecemTjer. DA's surprised everyone during the
week of finals by serving a midnight snack of
doughnuts and coffee. The sorority also participated
in the Panhellenic fashion show and displayed an
exhibit of Gulf Park Day at the Mall.
Delta Alpha member Cindy Perkins models a
darling pants outfit at the Panhellenic style show.
Freshman pledge Rocky Cevasco wonders how she ever got
A glimpse of DA's in action is shown in the pages of the
sorority's scrapbook on display at the Mall.
Front Row: Merry Rousse, Georgana Johnston,
Hetty Nuckols, Janet Morgan, Betsy Casselman,
president, Janie Wilbur, Gloriela Hincapie. Teri
Silverman, DeeDee Pranke and Olivia Murphy. Mid-
dle Roiv: Mary Lou Pegler and Sally Castleman.
Back Row: Kathy Smith, Nora Johnson, Candy
Tull, Debbie Sanderson, Wanda Sinclair, Pat Fritz-
gerald, Nancy McKenzie, Mary Fitzgerald, Cath-
erine Traylor, Bitsy Middleton and Patti Bailey.
Betsy Casselman, president
DeeDee helps her little friend open his Christmas package.
Get it clean, Pat!
Delta Chi Sigma
After the September rush activities, Delta Chi
Sigma pledges surprised their actives with a dinner
held in their honor. A kidnap breakfast, a party at
the Pizza Iini. Thanksgiving baskets, and a s'more
party on the beach were but a few of the Delta
Chi activities in 1970-71. The sorority took part in
the annual Christmas parties, including the semi-
formal dance and breakfast, and also had a booth
at the Mall on Gulf Park Day. The group entered
the Sing Song, scrapbook, and volleyball competi-
tion, and ended the year with their favorite past-
time — eating, at Mary Mahoney's of course! !
Debbie Sanderson models a smashing number for
Delta Chi in the Panhelenic fashion show.
Front Row: Caro Fitpatrick, Ann Welke, Maryellen
Schaffner, president, Nancy McFarland, Mary
Ward and Laurie Lofgren. Middle Row: Elny
Scott, Julia Taylor, Nancy Williams, Frances Car-
rubba, Joyce Taylor, Martha Taylor and Joanna
Dean. Back Row: Cashion Kadel, Sally Chapman,
Robbie Henderson, Debbie Easters and Jan Lloyd.
Gamma Psi Iota
After their pledges became actives, all of the
Gamma Psi girls enjoyed a traditional dinner at
the Pizza Inn. Other fun activities of the year in-
cluded trick-or-treating, slumber parties, and of
course the annual Christmas party for needy chil-
dren. Also during the Christmas, members shared
their holiday spirit by singing Christmas carols at
the Gulf Coast Nursing Home. After a busy year
of competition with other sororities in scrapbooks,
singing, bowling, and volleyball. Gamma Psi ended
1970-71 with tlie Panhellenic banquet.
Sisterhood grows as Gammas sing their sorority
song at the first Panhellenic banquet.
Julie Rushing smiles that Gamma Psi smile during
another fashion show.
Kappa Chi spelled the hard way !
Front Roiv: Cherry Stone, Janie Harper, Laurie
Hastings, Debi Hayes, Dana Swanson, Jeannie
Price, president, Candy Smith, Ellen Berrill, Babby
Perkins, Betty Kelley, Debra Holton, Leslie 'Robin-
son and Gigi Metcalf. Middle Row: Amy Marsh,
Monette Mehalko. Marcia Moritz, Lisa Stevenson,
Barbour Strator, Ann Davis and Susan Von Blon.
Back Row: Norma Holloway, Jamie Owen, Michele
Loe, Nancee Raynes, Judy John, Janis Lavner,
Debbie Cocke and Jean Prowell.
President Jeannie Price aims carefully.
Kappa Chi girls play on the beach.
Kappa Chi actives began their sororities for the year with
a rush party for interested freshmen. After these pledges be-
came actives, too, the group participated in many Panhellenic
activities such as making Tlianksgiving baskets, attending the
children's Christmas party, and sponsoring their own booth at
the Mall for Gulf Park Day. Off-campus extras for Kappa Chi
members included a trip to New Orleans which was appreciated
by all. Kappa Chi ended the year by submitting an excellent
scrapbook and attending in full force the Panhellenic banquet.
Front Row: Terry Langdon, Celia Riley, Vicki
Shogry, Barbie Baker, Mary Shepard, president,
Joyce Ann Willis, Charli Gamble and Claudia Hall.
Middle Row: Cathy Ware, Bonnie Sellers, Copper
Sisson, Lynn Smith, Wanda Wheeler, Caroline
Posey, Vicky Carter and Cindy Baker. Back Row:
Mary Shepard, president
Suzy Chandler, Sandi Coffman, Penny Stroud, Me-
lissa Milden, Beth Strahan, Julie Wilson, Mary
Margaret Williams, Beverly Bedford, Connie
Simon, Patty Gellnicht, Melinda Fielden, Cindy
Stanley, Patti Friday and Gaynor Melton.
Sigma Psi Iota
After the traditional rush party was held for in-
terested freshmen, and pledges became actives in
the sorority, Sigma Psi Iota kept busy for the entire
year of 1970-71. Besides the Panhellenic-sponsored
activities such as the Thanksgiving baskets and the
Christmas party and dance, Sigma members also
had fun on their own. Sigma joined Theta Alpha
for a slumber party at Huckleberry Hill, visited the
Gulf Coast Nursing Home to sing carols, decorated
the Y-Hut, and devised a creative scrapbook for the
contest at the end of the year. Sigma Psi Iota com-
pleted their busy year with the final sorority dinner,
the Panhellenic banquet.
Melinda Fielden smiles down at her "big sis,"
Wake up, Suzy ! !
Sigmas join in singing their sorority song
Robin MacDonald, Ann Freese, Nancy McGonagill,
Jane Pennington, Debbie Wright, president, Kathy
Dunrebacke, Gayle Purcell and Kathy McCarty.
Middle Roiv: Libby Trotter, Betty Sellier, Rebecca
Carr, Cindy Terry and Daisy Williams. Back Row:
Sally Richardson, Emily Jowers, Marcia Moore,
Anna Belle Kritser, Nancy Allen, Peck Stromberg,
Flo Carter, Cindy Carssow, Paula Andrews and
Debbie Wright, president
In addition to the planned Panhellenic activities,
Theta Alpha girls enjoyed 1970-71 by sponsoring
many on and off campus functions including a hot
dog roast on the beach, a slumber party with Sigma
Psi at Huckleberry Hill, decorating the infirmary,
a hamburger dinner, sponsoring a young orphan
from India, sleeping out on the Gulf Park pier, and
visiting the Gulf Coast Nursing Home during the
Christmas season. Theta Alpha competed in inter-
sorority contests such as tennis, volleyball, bowling,
and of course they entered a scrapbook in the big
contest. The Panhellenic banquet climaxed the pro-
ductive year for Theta Alpha.
Emily and Marcia are all dolled up for the Panhellenic banquet. Kathy Dunnebacke clowns for the audience! !
Jane Pennington waits for some business at the Theta Alpha booth at Gulf Park Day
at the Mall.
The spirit of Christmas warms the hearts of everyone
who participated in the children's Christmas party
sponored by the six sororities.
Sisterhood is shown in this circle of sorority girls.
Rat Day meant a day of work for freshmen pledges and a day of fun for sopsomore
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Student Government represents the students in
academic and social affairs of the college. This or-
ganization strives to promote good citizenship on
and off campus and enforces school regulations.
Working with President's Advisory Council, Stu-
dent Government accomplishes changes of school
policies. Under the leadership of Robin MacDonald
and advisor Dean Audrey Cullen, proposals are
made to the President's Council. This year many
activities took place, such as a Student Government
Day assembly, numerous teas, and rule changes.
The goals of Student Government are closer student-
administration relationships and greater unity
among the student body.
Front Row: Robin MacDonald, president; Wanda
Wheeler, vice president. Back Row: Martha Taylor,
secretary ; Dulcy Gray, treasurer.
Front Row: Caroline Posey, Holly King, Marjorie
Burns, Joyce Ann Willis, Jennifer Jones and Mary
Lou Pegler. Middle Row: Pat Friend, Dulcy Gray,
Merry Rousse, Maureen Christensen, Julia Taylor,
Ellen Berrill and Georgana Johnston. Back Row:
Martha Taylor, Robin MacDonald, Dean Audrey
Cullen and Wanda Wheeler.
Bottom Row: Wanda Wheeler, Marjorie Burns and
Dean Audrey CuUen. Top Row: Ellen Berrill,
Maureen Christensen, Mary Lou Pegler, Jennifer
Jones and Merry Rousse.
Composed of the president and vice president of
each of the three dormitories, Gulf Park's Judiciary
Board reviews cases of minor infractions of the
rules of the handbook and decides the punishment
if students are found guilty of violations. Dean
Audrey Cullen sponsors the Board and Wanda
Wheeler, vice president of the student body, serves
as moderator for a committee of six. These girls
bear a great responsibility and have performed
their duties well for the 1970-71 school year.
Wanda Wheeler (left). SGA vice president, and Robin
MacDonald, SGA president, discuss the new weekend
Composed of several returning Gulf Park sopho-
mores, the Welcoming Committee assumed the re-
sponsibility of orienting new students, showing
them around campus and introducing them to other
students and faculty. This organization boasted a
distinction shared by no other club, for they were
the first to arrive on campus in early September.
The responsibilities existed throughout the year,
however, as these girls were always on call to lend
a helping hand to their fellow students.
Joyce Ann Willis, Ann Welke, Ellen Berrill, Mary
Lou Pegler, Caroline Posey, Barbie Baker, Debbie
Wright, Robin MacDonald, Wanda Wheeler, Mary-
ellen SchaflFner, Nancy McFarland, Vicky Carter,
Mary Shepard, Kathy Dunnebacke and Georgana
Front Roiv: Vicky Carter, Lynn Smith, Joyce Ann
Willis and Margo Reinke. Middle Row: Debbie
Dykes, Betsy Casselman. Paige Purcell. Babby
Perkins, Molly Pisarich and Rhonda Herring. Back
Row: Mary Shepard, Holly King, Julie Rushing.
Tina Miller, Betty Sellier. Ellen Berrill. Nancy Mc-
Kenzie, Daisy Williams and Vicki Edwards.
White roses and candles add to the atmosphere of
Phi Theta Kappa initiation.
Phi Theta Kappa
The only national junior college honor fraternity
on campus, and also the only organization which
requires a certain grade point average of all mem-
bers, is Phi Theta Kappa, headed by Dr. David
Pierce. Bill Gordon, national PTK president, of
Perkinston. Miss., was the guest speaker at the
first initiation of new members in October. Mem-
bers attended the state convention in Booneville,
Miss., and the national convention in Biloxi. Miss.
Other fun activities included making a scrapbook,
cooking out at Huckleberry Hill, and selling Chris-
The creation of a never-to-be-forgotten 1971 Sea
Gull as a faithful representation of this year at
Gulf Park was the goal of the Sea Gull staff.
Scheduling class pictures, finding lost photographs,
and meeting those deadly deadlines were just a
few of the headaches of Daisy Williams, editor, and
Barbie Baker, assistant editor. With the help and
photography skill of advisor Winfred Moncrief, the
Gulf Park students who comprised the yearbook
staff have endeavored to reconstruct the year in
pictures and comments. We hope you like it!
Barbie Baker, assistant editor; Cherry Stone, assistant
business manager; Daisy Williams, editor, and Teri
Silverman, business manager.
Barbie Baker (left) and Daisy Williams goofed again!
"Don't worry, girls, Mr. Moncrief is out sea gull hunting right now!"
Julia Taylor (left), Ann Welke, and Wanda Wheeler try to figure out who's who.
A new constitution, participation in Gulf Park
Day at the Edgewater Mall, and parties at Huckle-
berry Hill were activities for the 1970-71 Coast
Club, an organization of the day students on the
campus. Members decorated their Coast Club room
with collages, flowers, and homemade pillows. The
club also organized a Coast Alumnae Club, invit-
ing alumnae living on the Coast to joint in college
Betty Sellier, president; Nora Johnson, vice presi-
dent, and Debra Thompson, secretary-treasurer, dis-
cuss plans for the next Coast Club meeting.
Betty Sellier, Nora Johnson, Julie Berry, Julie
Rushing, Cindy Stanley, Debra Thompson, Rhonda
Herring. Back Row: Mary Shepard, Nancy Mc-
Kenzie, Barbie Young, Frances Carrubba, Molly
Pisarich, Margo Reinke, Vicki Edwards, Lynn
Smith, and Janie Lang.
Editor Vicky Carter reviews her masterpiece and is
delighted with the result.
Vicki Carter, Betty Sellier, Barbie Baker. Daisy Wil-
liams, Lynn Smith. Julie Wilson. Leslie Robinson. Bitsy
Middleton, Debra Tliompson, Joyce Ann Willis, Cindy
Baker and Mary Shepard.
Reporting the events happening on campus to the
Gulf Park students and faculty is the idea behind
The Tides. With the help of a hard-working staff
under the editorship of Vicky Carter and advice of
sponsor Winfred Moncrief, The Tides was pub-
lished and distributed monthly.
Through editorials, guest columns, feature
articles from around the world, and up-to-date
school news. The Tides brought to its readers a
candid look at the campus and the community.
The Tammy Howl is one of Gulf Park's most
valuable publications, since it is the most widely
distributed of them all. Produced semi-annually,
the Tammy contains up-to-date alumnae informa-
tion as well as current campus news. Mailed to
nearly all of Gulf Park's alumnae, the Tammy is a
valuable publicity tool for the college. Under the
leadership of Winfred Moncrief, this year Tammy
staff has produced two excellent publications, both
worthy of great praise.
Front Row, from left: Daisy Williams, Barbie
Baker. Back Row: Rhonda Herring, Katie Palmer,
Julie Wilson, Vicky Carter and Bitsy Middleton.
Janie Harper, editor of the Tammy Howl first semester,
proudly presents the first edition to Gulf Park.
Front Row: Connie Simon, Rocky Cevasco, Cindy
Baker. Back Row: from left: Del^bie Easters,
Rhonda Herring, Candy Smith, Candy Tull, Debbie
Another of Gulf Park's literary publications, The
Book, combines the creative abilities of Gulf Park
students into a collection of literary and artistic
talents. Co-sponsored by the art and English de-
partments. The Book is the end result of the
thoughts and feelings expressed by students in-
terested in creative writing.
Laurel Wendt works at her easel to make the
picture fit the poem. A hard task indeed!
Jet Maskers, the dramatic club of Gulf Park,
entertained students and faculty productively this
year under the direction of Mr. Charles Lembright.
Two coffee houses featuring campus talent were
enjoyed by participants and spectators alike. // a
Man Answers, a three-act comedy, delighted the
audience in November, and a Musical Revue high-
lighted Gulf Park's first Homecoming Weekend.
The world premiere of guest speaker Dr. Benjamin
Bradford's one-act play "The Princess" was per-
formed during the Writer's Conference in March.
The end of the year for this club was marked by
a banquet in the spring.
Candy Smith, secretary; Leslie Robinson, presi-
dent; Janet Morgan, vice president; Elzah Hazle,
treasurer, are hanging around for their next per-
Front Row: Elzah Hazle, Candy Smith, Janet Mor-
gan and Leslie Robinson. Second Row: Laurie Lof-
gren, Norma Holloway and Barbie Baker. Third
Row: Babs Grinter, Penny Stroud, Barbour Strator
and Ann Welke. Back Row: Lisa Stevenson, Nancee
Raynes, Susan Von Blon and sponsor Mr. Charles
Gulf Park's own Navy joins in the Musical Revue for
a "South Pacific" number.
The Gulf Park Ziegfield girls line up for their per-
formance in the Musical Revue.
A casual scene from the Jet Maskers' initial pro-
duction "If a Man Answers."
Front Row: Nora Johnson, Daisy Williams, Debbie
Dykes, Rocky Cevasco, Bonnie Sellers, Vicki
^hogry, Wanda Wheeler and DeeDee Pranke. Middle
Row: Cindy Baker, Janet Roosa, Susan Von Blon,
Paige Purcell, Laurie Hastings, Janie Wilbur,
Becky Junkin and Debbie Sanderson. Back Row:
Leslie Robinson, Jane Pennington, Cashion Kadel,
Katie Palmer, Laurie Lofgren, Cindy Terry, Ann
Welke, Joyce Taylor, Sally Chapman, Kathy Mc-
Carty, Janie Lang, Amy Marsh, Betty Kelly and
Mary Lou Pegler.
Co-sponsored by the clothing and foods depart-
ments of Gulf Park, Pacesetters is the largest club
on the Gulf Park campus. These girls not only sew
and cook, but participate in many social and vol-
unteer projects. This year, under the direction of
Mrs. Jerry Cater and Mrs. Berta Patton, members
attended both the state and national conventions of
the home economics world, held their annual Christ-
mas party for faculty and administration, collected
toys for needy children, modeled in a fashion
show, and displayed various phases of careers in
home economics at Gulf Park Day at the Mall.
1970-71 was a fun-filled, yet productive year for
"Hurry, Kay, I want to wear it tonight!" urges
"A wonderful world it is! ! Right, y'all?" comments
Mrs. Jerry Cater patiently gives Cindy Perkins a
few tips about cooking. Don't be offended, Cindy!
Mary Margaret Williams, Babs Grinter, Becca
Phelps, Norma Holloway, Lisa Stevenson and Nora
Miss Piazza coaches the sextet for their perform-
ance in the fashion show for Parents' Weekend.
Jane Huckabay, Kathy Smith, Molly Pisarich,
Nancee Raynes, Candy Smith and Penny Stroud.
Hold that pose, Molly!
Gulf Park's Dance League, headed by Mrs.
Delia Stewart, a local dancing instructor on
the Coast, is composed of interested dance students
on campus. Besides attending several performances
of visiting ballet companies, including the well-
known Houston Ballet Company, members also
performed for various school functions. Some of
these events were Wednesday assemblies, the Mis-
sissippi Writers' Conference, and the fashion show
for Parents' Weekend. A spring dance recital
climaxed the busy year for the dancers.
Organized and headed by Mrs. Harriet Smith,
Student Recruiters is an organization comprised
of concerned students, both freshmen and sopho-
mores, who write prospective applicants to Gulf
Park College. Membership is voluntary and the
only requirement is a willingness to write about
seven letters a week. Student Recruiters is a valu-
able organization responsible for many of next
year's incoming students.
Front Row: Lynn Smith, Connie Simon and Betsy
Cassehnan. Middle Row: Julia Taylor, Irene
Escapini and Barbie Baker. Back Row: Vicki
Shogry, Joyce Ann Willis, Katie Palmer, Daisy
Williams, Paula Andrews and Wanda Wheeler.
Gulf Park's merchandising club, Caveat Emptor,
enjoyed a busy year of travel and modeling.
Members of the group attended plays and concerts
in New Orleans, went to the annual market in
Dallas, Texas, and visited New York City's Ap-
parel Mart. The club sponsored a successful fashion
show for Gulf Park Day at the Mall, and high-
lighted the year with the annual spring fashion
show during Parents' Weekend. Merchandising
girls received honors and awards for their talent
at the annual banquet held in May.
"Which dress do you think I should take to Dallas,
Front Row: Elzah Hazle and Cathy Hughes. Middle
Roiv: Kathy Dunnebacke, Patty Gellnicht. Sarah
Plummer, Cindy Price, Linda Thomas, Lynn Smith,
Betty Sellier, Caroline Posey and Debbie Wright.
Back Row: Judy John, Andrea Gilich, Marcia
Moritz, Julie Rushing, Cindy Stanley, Sally
Richardson, Pam Barker, Sandy Salzer and Margo
The Samovar Club, an organization for qualified
art students of Miss Earle de Vries and Miss Laura
Wilkinson, has completed several projects this year.
The club designed creative posters for school
functions, painted the vases in front of the art
studio, and sponsored an art boutique. The talented
artists ended the year with a trip to New Orleans'
many art exhibits.
Rhonda Herring, treasurer; Debbie Dykes, presi-
dent; Vicki Edwards, secretary, and Cindy Baker,
Front Row: Mary Cashion, Becky Moore, Rhonda
Herring, Debbie Dykes, Vicki Edwards, Candy
Smith, Cindy Baker and Laura Wendt. Middle
Row: Frances Carrubba, Nancy Groves, Rocky
Cevasco, Sara Brandon and Mrs. Laura Wilkinson,
sponsor. Back Row: Lynn Smith, Julie Berry and
Congratulations, Leslie, on your superior horseman-
Bit and Spur
Bit and Spur Club members rode high in 1970-71
as they competed in horse shows in Louisiana and
Alabama. Sponsored by Miss Bruce Wilder. Gulf
Park riding instructor, the horsewomen not only
showed horses and won medals for their efforts,
but also traveled on horseback for a trail ride,
camped out overnight, and spent the day at Huckle-
berry Hill. The year was truly one to rememb'er,
with lots of awards and fun.
Front Row: Paula Andrews, Pat Friend. Jackie
Brooks, and Penny Stroud. Middle Roiv: Joanna
Dean, Mary Shepard, Betsy Casselman, Merry
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Rousse and Vicki Shogry. Back Roiv: Lynn Suther-
land, Leslie Robinson, Nancy Williams, Dulcy
Gray, Laurel Wendt and Debbie Sanderson.
The Aquettes, led by physical education teacher
Mrs. Ramona Peresich, are students interested in
learning and perfecting the skills of synchronized
swimming. Throughout the year the Aquettes have
performed water ballet shows at various functions
along the Coast. Members worked hard all year
making the backdrops and costumes for their final
appearance during graduation festivities.
Front Row: Maryellen Schaffner, Ann Welke, Lisa
Stevenson, Rebecca Carr, Betty Sellier, Copper Sis-
son, Becca Phelps, Pat Friend, Jackie Brooks, Janet
Charli Gamble, president; Rebecca Carr, treasurer;
Janet Morgan, secretary, and Ann Welke, reporter.
Morgan, Marjorie Burns and Bonnie Sellers. On the
Ladder: Charli Gamble (left) and Barbie Baker.
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Miss Gulf Park
Miss Daisy Williams
The spirit of Gulf Park! The ideal young lady!
The splendor and majesty of all she meets. . .Daisy
Williams, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is Our Miss
Gulf Park. As editor of the Sea Gull, an active
member of Theta Alpha, Pacesetters, and Phi
Theta Kappa, she also joins in the many other
activities on campus.
Daisy possesses not only leadership, but generos-
ity, graciousness, and intellectual superiority. She
walks with her head held high and her hand held
out to reach those she meets. She has received the
highest honor awarded at Gulf Park by her fellow
students. She is our ideal. . .Miss Daisy Williams,
Miss Gulf Park.
Curly-headed, big-eyed — a real doll. Robin
MacDonald, of Indianapolis, Indiana, is truly a
symbol of grace and sincerity as Gulf Park's 1971
May Queen. She always smiles with her many
responsibilities on campus. As the president of
Student Government, Robin is good-humored, level-
headed, and an inspiring leader. Robin undoubted-
ly sits high on her throne among students as our
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Charlotte, North Carolina
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Mary Lou Pegler
New Orleans, Lousiana
El Dorado, Arkansas
Joyce Ann Willis
San Antonio. Texas
Mountain Brook. Alabama
Best All Around
Circled with effort, strength, and responsibilities,
Robin stands in the center as a leader. Good
natured and willing to lend a helping hand, ehe
always completes her job. Among her various
activities as president of Student Government, an
active member of Theta Alpha, honored with the
throne of May Queen, and named Who's Who
Among Students of American Junior Colleges,
Robin leads Gulf Park through a successful year.
There's no other name for her, but — BEST ALL
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Creative is her middle name as she stands at her
easel with originality in her hand. An artist in the
true sense of the word. Rhonda participates in
many campus activities. She holds the position as
treasurer of Samovar and is art editor for the
TAMMY HOWL and THE ROCK. Rhonda is an
honest, red-haired, petite young lady always willing
to dip her brush for a person in need. Her artistic
originality explains her title as — M S T
Pep, zeal, and enthusiasm, describe Betsy's
nature. President of Delta Chi Sigma, and member
of the Bit and Spur club, she gallops around
campus with sincere smiles and friendly "hello's".
Always instigating activities and filling them with
enthusiasm, Betsy carries the seal of a true person.
Honest with herself, she becomes real to all she
meets. Friendly is just one of her many personality
Reidsville, North Carolina
To study a book is to study one's self if the
knowledge attained is through experience of life
as well. Lynn Smith honors and delights Gulf Park
is being chosen for her field of excellence, as she
is named Who's Who Among Students of American
Junior Colleges. MOST INTELLIGENT describes
her mind, well-rounded and serene describes her
personality. President of Phi Theta Kappa, Lynn
attributes to her title by also ranking first in her
class at Gulf Park. Holding the key to wisdom,
Lynn does well with whatever her task may be, and
her reward is her forever burning insight.
The "boom" of her laugh delights many as
Bonnie's always around to cheer the depressed, love
the needed, and humor the sorrowed. She is a
member of Sigma Psi Iota, Aquettes, and sets the
pace on the bright side of life with the Pacesetters.
Bonnie kicks her heels and lives her life well
rewarded with the laughing people she greets. To
make people happy is her adventurous goal and to
hear them laugh is music in her heart. Never
knowing the feeling of fear, she sets out whole-
heartedly to be real, as her true wit conquers all. . .
"Romeo, Romeo," here is your Juliet, as she
awaits you in lights. Acting and singing is her
role on stage; but Candy never plays a role in
life but that of her true self. A voice undefinable.
like that of a lark, she enchants people with songs
of pleasure. An active member of Kappa Chi, she
also acts and participates with the Jetmaskers.
Talent is one of her many arts along with her art
of living. Her life is full of zeal and her audience
applauds her performance wherever she goes. Sing-
ing is her virtue, talent, her key . . . Candy Smith,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Whether it's water skiing or shooting pool, roller
skating or playing ping pong. Barbie Baker is
always ready for action! As vice president of Sigma
Psi, Barbie spurs on her teammates with her
sparkling enthusiasm for competition in bowling,
volleyball and tennis. A sophomore member of
Aquettes, Barbie is one of the first to hit the water
when the sun shines on Gulf Park. A girl who
loves a rousing game in any sport, Barbie Baker,
is truly MOST ATHLETIC.
A pixie face and a bursting smile, a helping
hand and a true person . . . meet Maureen, or
"Trixie" as her friends call her. She puts forth
her utmost effort in whatever her task may be.
serving on Student Government and Judiciary
Board, she undertakes other various activities on
campus and goes about them full force with effort
and responsibility. "Trixie" puts forth love and
honor and withholds the quest as a servant to
people. Always seeing their needs, she steps out
to bloom with life which is her most outstanding
trait— and MOST OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Long Beach, Mississippi
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Mountain Brook, Alabama
Joyce Ann Willis
San Antonio, Texas
El Dorado, Arkansas
New Orleans, Louisiana
Joyce Ann Willis
San Antonio, Texas
"This peanut butter sure isn't the kind my mama buys
Our memories of Hardy Hall will never die.
Candy and Robin are helplessly hoping their
performance will succeed.
Paige Purcell, alias "Baby Jane," clowns for
the audience during a Wednesday morning
Now we know where you spent your high school days,
Joyce Ann !
Just because you were on the Johnny Carson show
doesn't mean you're a lifetime member of the Zieg-
field Follies, Kathy.
A new perspective of the riding ring as seen from a thousand feet
above the ground.
Framed by a sewing machine, Mrs. Patton's clothing class appears
to be busy as usual.
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the tide creeps silently
onto the beach
to wash away the marks of man,
except those out of reach,
but it does not fret.
for what is left behind
the wind and rain will hide,
and so it is with life.
we live to only lose in time
the things we cared about,
As the sun sets on your days at Gulf Park
May it also be the dawning of your hopes and dreams.
And when the road of life forks at your feet
May you step high and stumble not.
Choose the path that leads you nearest your star.
And may the gleam of heaven shine in your heart
So that our roads may join us together again.
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COAST OFFICE MACHINES
1241 Pass Road
"We rent just about everything"
CEDAR LAKE FARMS
P.O. Box 2472 — Evergreen Station
ACE MOVING AND
STORAGE CO., INC.
LUMBER & SUPPLY CO.
ROY T. McDonald, m.d.
Paramount Theatre BIdg. Gulfport, Miss.
JOSEPH K. FASOLD
Fine Jewelry Since 1917
2412 Kth Street Gulfport
NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS SALES AND SERVICE
SERVING SHIPPING IN THE PANAMA CANAL
ITURRALDE MARINE COMPANY
colon. republic of panama
CAPT. Frank Kerley
"INTURMAR - CRISTOBAL"
MR. & MRS. KADEL
Hrr Di^inmiitJ And
Coma- nib SI. & 26ch A
ST. JOHN REALTORS
646 W. Hidalgo
RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS 78580
Selling the Rio Grande Valley and South Padre
Island, of Texas
The Borden Pledge
'^...to keep always in 7nind our
original purposes — to produce
milk that meets, first of all, the
health needs of tiny children.
By so doing, to offer to people
of all ages milk that fulfills
these highest standards of
ivholesomeness, richness and
The milk for ^"
C BORDEN INC.
Best Wishes to the Class of 71
165 Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Lanham, Jr.
• • •
Let Hancock Bank take care of all your Banking needs on the
Mississippi Gulf Coast.
And for complete Travel Service, including Airline Reserva-
tions and tickets — at no service charge — call Hancock Bank
» • •
THE ONLY BANK YOU'LL EVER NEED!
Bay St. Louis • Gulfport • Pass Christian • Long Beach
• Pass Road, Gulfport • Miss. City • MTF (NASA)
Q THEXmBSTORES f*^ujEfer 6ULFP0RT. MISS.
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FOURTEENTH STREET AND
HARDY COURT SHOPPING CENTER
PHONE 863-5133 864-1991
AMERICAN LINEN SUPPLY CO.
COMPLETE LINEN RENTAL SERVICE
"WE SERVE GULF PARK COLLEGE"
316-20 Thirtieth Ave. Gulfport, Miss.
Division of Sterling Drug Inc.
PHILLIPS' Milk of Magnesia
Phone UN 3-1702
You'll never forget the day
you ctiose your Keepsake. Its
matctiless beauty and elegant
styling will always remind you
of your most wonderful
moment . . . your engagement
407 Jeff Davel
LONG BEACH, MISS.
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Gulfport's Quality Downtown
1310— 25th Ave.
1217 25th Avenue
Gifts — Foods — Accessories
WHERE The Best Begins
Member: Federal Reserve System. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI 39531
Next To Sassyfras
INSURANCE AND BONDS
Insure and Be Sure
I4I5-A 25th Avsnua Phon* UN 3-5373
Engraved Calling Cards
Invitations — Informals
BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY
COAST COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO.
Morristown, Tennessee 37814
MR. and MRS.
CRESSKILL. NEW JERSEY
C. J. BROWN,
MR. and MRS. J. WENDT
"A dependable name in Baton Rouge
Real Estate since 1917."
GATES DRIVE IN
& SHIRT LAUNDRY
"Drapery & Carpet Specialist"
201 Pass Road
GULFPORT, MISS. 39501
Best Wishes from the Terry Family
Your Friendly Salesman
Dr. and Mrs. Terry
Penny and Cindy
Pick Up Monday & Thursday
SAM'S OIL CORPORATION
P.O. Box 928
Midland, Texas 79701
Perkins D. Sams,
SAM'S OIL CORPORATION
P.O. Box 928
Midland, Texas 79701
Perkins D. Sams,
THE SUTHERLAND FAMILY
rags and carpets
beautiful Charleston, South Carolina
RUG MASTERS and Co.
Edward L. (Vickl's dad) Shogry
GATES DRIVE IN
& SHIRT LAUNDRY
"Drapery & Carpet Specialist"
201 Pass Road
GULFPORT, MISS. 39501
Your Friendly Salesman
Pick Up Monday & Thursday
H U B E R
2419 FOURTEENTH STREET, GULFPORT, MISS,
PHONE 864. 1951
MAXWELL'S OFFICE SUPPLY
2420 14 Street
COMPLETE LAUNDRY ft CLEANING SERVICES
"Personalized Service For Your Finer Apparel"
FRENCH CLEANERS 6- LAUNDRY
PH(3NE: UN 3-T4^01
COLD STORAGE - FURS CLEANED ft GLAZED
RUGS - SLIP COVERS - DRAPES
2 Way Radio For Prompt Pick Up a Delivery Service
1033 Pass Road
1033 PASS ROAD
MRS. RALPH E. BRASH, Manager
GOOD PRINTING AT A FAIR PRICE
Phons UN 4-1 131
23 Jeff Davis Ave. Phone UN 3-8344
Long Beach, Mississippi 39560
3100 25fh Avenue
Mr. and Mrs.
David E. Pennington, Sr.
V Shop Where You
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BILOXI. MJSS 39531
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CARDS Downtown Gulfport
Comp iments of
GULF PARK STUDENT
BEST WISHES, GRADUATES
Mrs. Margaret Peg er
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